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Emerging Leaders Applications

Emerging Leaders applications are due to Ms. Scheele in room 213 by January 26, 2018.  A summer session at the University of Richmond is mandatory and runs from July 23 – July 27, 2018 (Monday – Friday).  Emerging Leaders will be scheduled for B4 block. There is a $230.00 fee for this program.

The application can be found here.

Future Leaders Forum for Young Women

Microsoft Word - 2017 FLF Flyer

See attachment for more details.

Walker Model Congress Conference, Principled Politics, February 17-18, 2017


This year marks the sixth annual Walker Model Congress conference. WMC is one of only a few high school Model Congress conferences on the East Coast and has grown exponentially since it began in 2012. Last year, WMC raised more than $1,500 for its charity, Teach for America, and were proud to host more than 200 delegates from more than a dozen schools. We know that WMC 2017 will be even more successful.

The sixth Walker Model Congress will be held February 17-18 at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies.

Governor McAuliffe will be speaking at opening ceremonies on February 17th.

For information and registration visit http://www.walkermodelcongress.com/

Science Opportunity for 9th graders

Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology

Check out this FREE opportunity to interact with other students from Virginia who are interested in the excitement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)!

BLAST will offer dynamic three-day residential summer experiences on the campuses of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech and University of Virginia in the summer of 2017.  Through innovative hands-on sessions taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing in a college dorm.
Current Virginia 8th and 9th grade students with at least a C+ average and a desire to explore STEM opportunities are encouraged to apply.
BLAST is offered FREE of charge to students, however, transportation to and from the universities is the responsibility of each family.  Students who have previously participated in BLAST are not eligible.
  • Session 1:  June 18-21 – Old Dominion University
  • Session 2:  July 16-19 – Virginia Tech
  • Session 3:  July 22-26 – Virginia Tech
  • Session 4:  July 30-August 2 – University of Virginia
More information at: http://blast.spacegrant.org/about

Virginia Space Grant Programs


For current 8th and 9th graders only:  We had over 1,200 students apply 320 slots.  The students have so much fun and the word has spread about how good this program is. Sadly, there is just not enough room for everyone.  Applications open late November.  Application deadline is February 6, 2017.


For current 9th and 10th graders only:

We will be doing a one-day program at ECPI in Newport News. Applications will be disseminated through the schools. If you do not get an application through your school by October 30 let me know and I will email one to you. Deadline is usually mid-November.

Virginia Space Coast Scholars

For current high school sophomores only: Watch the video (the green link below) with you student to see what happens at Space Coast. This summer at one of the sessions there was a rocket launched from Wallops and, due to our partnership with NASA they were able to attend. How cool is that! Online application is now open and the deadline to apply is October 30.


Videos from this summer:



A video from year 2:

I want to share a video created by Week 1’s Strat Comm team at Space Coast.  It’s very creative…and much better than the original version (“Let Me Take a Selfie”).

Let Me Launch A Rocket – http://youtu.be/tRd3aV1JmOQ Enjoy!


For current high school juniors only: This is a fabulous program. Do not hesitate for your high school junior to apply. The online application deadline is October 30, 2016.

Here is the link for more information and to apply:  http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org/  .  Students get 2 free college credits for completing the online course. The top students are selected for the summer academy at NASA Langley and get 2 more free credits!

Here are a few videos made by students that attended our summer academies:

Week one 2016:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC82l-G8pig

Week one 2015:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yunJ3iA6ZBc

Week 3 2013:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYkVlAVHxpc


For CURRENT 11th and 12 graders only:  VIRGINIA EARTH SCIENCE SYSTEMS SCHOLARS!!!  Click the link for more information and the application. The online application deadline is October 30, 2016.


The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) program is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists. The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and NASA Langley Research Center with assistance from Hampton University. The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars program propose to build on the success of the award-winning Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program, a program which has offered dual enrollment credit, through TNCC, to over 2900 students since 2008.

VESSS 2016 Week 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psyxMvAGViM

VESSS 2016 Week 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNGbVpA0g9w



Saturday Enrichment Program

The Center for Gifted Education is accepting registrations for the Fall 2016  Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP). The 2016 Fall program will begin on  Saturday, October 29 to December 3 (no class during Thanksgiving week) in  Richmond, consisting of 5 Saturday sessions.

SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based  learning for students enrolled in grades K–9. It is not meant to supplant the  regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing  able students to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics,  humanities, and the arts.

The program’s brochure is accessible through the Center’s website at http://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/precollegiate/sep/index.php. If you have  any questions or if there is anything we can assist you with, please do not  hesitate to contact the CFGE office at (757) 221-2166 or sep@wm.edu.